Imminent

  • 1 imminent — imminent, ente [ iminɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • XIVe, repris XVIe; lat. imminens, de imminere « menacer » ♦ Qui va se produire dans très peu de temps. ⇒ immédiat, proche. Son arrestation est imminente. « Rien n est plus imminent que l impossible » (Hugo).… …

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  • 2 Imminent — Im mi*nent, a. [L. imminens, p. pr. of imminere to project; pref. im in + minere (in comp.) to jut, project. See {Eminent}.] 1. Threatening to occur immediately; near at hand; impending; said especially of misfortune or peril. In danger imminent …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Imminent — is a Belgian musical project formerly, and still commonly known as Imminent Starvation. It is a staple act of Germany’s industrial and power noise record label, Ant Zen. Members / HistoryImminent Starvation was founded by Olivier Moreau, who has… …

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  • 4 imminent — I adjective about to be, about to happen, alarming, approaching, at hand, brewing, closing in, coming, destined, drawing near, expected, following, forecasted, forthcoming, future, imminere, impendent, impendere, impending, in store, in the… …

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  • 5 imminent — imminent, ente (i mmi nan, nan t ) adj. Dont la menace est prochaine. Une disgrâce imminente. •   Je vois de mon pays le péril imminent, LEMIERRE Barnevelt, IV, 5. REMARQUE    Il faut prendre garde de confondre éminent et imminent. Une dignité,… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 6 imminent — (adj.) 1520s, from M.Fr. imminent (14c.) and directly from L. imminentem (nom. imminens), prp. of imminere to overhang; impend, be near, be at hand, from assimilated form of in into, in, on, upon (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + minere jut out, related… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 imminent — imminent, immanent The more common word imminent, derived from the Latin word minēre ‘to threaten’, means ‘about to happen’ and has connotations of threat or danger. Immanent, derived from the Latin word manēre ‘to remain’, means ‘indwelling,… …

    Modern English usage

  • 8 imminent — IMMINENT, [imminen]te. Prest à tomber sur quelqu un. Il n est guere en usage, & quand on le joint avec peril qui est la phrase où il s employe le plus naturellement on écrit & on prononce communement, Peril eminent, Au lieu de Peril imminent …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 9 Imminént — (lat.), nahe bevorstehend (von etwas Schlimmem), drohend …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 10 Imminént — (lat.), nahe bevorstehend, drohend; Imminénz, das Bevorstehen, drohende Nähe …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 11 Imminent — Imminent, lat. deutsch, bevorstehend; drohend; Imminenz, das Herannahen, besonders das drohende; imminiren, Gefahr drohen …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 12 imminent — impending Analogous words: threatening, menacing (see THREATEN): likely, *probable, possible: inevitable, ineluctable, inescapable, unescapable, unavoidable: expected, awaited (see EXPECT) Contrasted words: *distant, remote, far off: *doubtful,… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 13 imminent — [adj] at hand, on the way about to happen, approaching, brewing*, close, coming, expectant, fast approaching, following, forthcoming, gathering, handwriting on the wall*, immediate, impending, ineluctable, inescapable, inevasible, inevitable, in… …

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  • 14 imminent — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ about to happen. DERIVATIVES imminence noun imminently adverb. ORIGIN from Latin imminere overhang, impend …

    English terms dictionary

  • 15 imminent — [im′ə nənt] adj. [L imminens, prp. of imminere, to project over, threaten < in , on + minere, to project: see MENACE] likely to happen without delay; impending; threatening: said of danger, evil, misfortune imminently adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 16 imminent — 01. When there is [imminent] danger, many people pray to God. 02. Analysts believe that an announcement of the company s bankruptcy is [imminent]. 03. When we saw the dark clouds gathering, we knew that rain was [imminent]. 04. The [imminence] of …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 17 imminent — imminently, adv. imminentness, n. /im euh neuhnt/, adj. 1. likely to occur at any moment; impending: Her death is imminent. 2. projecting or leaning forward; overhanging. [1520 30; < L imminent (s. of imminens), prp. of imminere to overhang,… …

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  • 18 imminent — im|mi|nent [ˈımınənt] adj [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: , present participle of imminere to stick out, threaten ] an event that is imminent, especially an unpleasant one, will happen very soon imminent danger/threat/death/disaster etc ▪ He… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 imminent — [[t]ɪ̱mɪnənt[/t]] ADJ If you say that something is imminent, especially something unpleasant, you mean it is almost certain to happen very soon. There appeared no imminent danger... They warned that an attack is imminent. Derived words: imminence …

    English dictionary

  • 20 imminent — adjective an event that is imminent will happen very soon: A declaration of war now seemed imminent. | The company is now in imminent danger of collapse. compare immanent imminence noun (U) imminently adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English